HAPPY BIRTHDAY JIMI HENDRIX!!

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2012/11/27 17:38:22 (permalink)

HAPPY BIRTHDAY JIMI HENDRIX!!

Guitar Legend. Unquestionably one of modern music's most influential figures on the electric guitar. His styles ranged from Rhythm and Blues, to jazz, to funk.
Born Johnny Allen Hendrix in Seattle, Washington, his father changed the boy's name to James Marshall Hendrix. 
Left-handed, he self taught himself how to play a right-handed guitar when he was a young boy, specializing in southern-blues style. 
In September 1966, Hendrix arrived in London, and formed a new group using English musicians, called the Jimi Hendrix Experience. 
In December 1966, they released their first single, "Hey, Joe" which quickly went to the top 10 in the UK, followed by "Purple Haze" and "The Wind Cries Mary." 
Returning to the US in June 1967, he appeared at the Monterey Pop Festival, where he played the guitar with his teeth, then burned the guitar with lighter fluid. 
His American audience continued to grow with the release of "Axis: Bold as Love" and the jazz influenced "Up From the Skies." Internal differences between several members of the group led to their breakup.
One of Hendrix's most memorable performances was at the Woodstock Festival in New York, where Hendrix played his famed version of "The Star Spangled Banner", which some listeners perceived as a political statement. 
On the morning of 18 September 1970, his girlfriend, Monika Dannemann, could not wake him, and she called an ambulance, but he was pronounced dead. 
A coroner's inquest recorded the cause of death as suffocation due to inhalation of vomit. 
Since then, others have claimed either overdose of drugs or suicide, but these claims remain in dispute. 
A Jimi Hendrix Museum was created in Seattle, Washington, in his honor.
On November 26, 2002 Hendrix's body was exhumed and reburied under a marble dome memorial in another section of Greenwood Memorial Park.
Hendrix's father Al and his step mother Ayako 'June' Hendrix have also been placed in the vault in the center of the memorial.
 
HAPPY BIRTHDAY JIMI -
I am playing purple haze right now in your honor!
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    Zagut
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    Re:HAPPY BIRTHDAY JIMI HENDRIX!! 2012/11/28 17:39:14 (permalink)
    CK. Thanks for this thread.
     
    Jimi was ahead of his time and still is.
     
    Nothing beats his Dylan tune "All Along The Watchtower."
     
    Little Wing is a personal favorite.
     
    He left us too soon but his band of gypsys will live a very long time.
     
    I hear some unreleased stuff will come out soon.
    I'll get it just because....................
    Good to see ya back and I hope all is well for you and yours.
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    chewingthefat
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    Re:HAPPY BIRTHDAY JIMI HENDRIX!! 2012/11/28 17:43:33 (permalink)
    Funny how talented musicians seem to die early or live to a very old age.
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    Re:HAPPY BIRTHDAY JIMI HENDRIX!! 2012/11/28 19:37:02 (permalink)
    Actually--he did not "arrive in London" and start a band--he was in New York right after the original Animals broke up--( i worked as a sound man for that last Animals gig in Mendon Ma. at the Lakeveiw Ballroom)  and Chas Chandler--the Animals keyboard player went to New York and met him----then talked him into coming to London with him and set him up with a couple of "lads" he knew and then as they say.....the rest is history. and he did have some help with learning the guitar---he was related to the amazing Guitar Shorty--blues great-who still gigs regularly. We have hired him for our festival several times and was an old friend of my mentor D.C.Minner here in Ok.Shorty helped him out a lot when he was a kid. He truly was a guitar genius that is copied today by lots of folks--who btw--use an amazing amount of special effects pedals to get what Jimi got with a wah-wah and feed-back through a pretty simple amplifier! they may be able to duplicate Jimi's sound--but they did NOT create it and they cant do it with the equipment he used!
    post edited by tiki - 2012/11/28 19:40:13
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    buffetbuster
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    Re:HAPPY BIRTHDAY JIMI HENDRIX!! 2012/11/28 22:02:51 (permalink)
    A truly amazing talent!  Some people just weren't meant to grow old.  Who would have ever figured Keith Richards would still be at it?
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    Re:HAPPY BIRTHDAY JIMI HENDRIX!! 2012/11/29 08:10:50 (permalink)
    Thank you, Tiki.  I loved Cajun King's ( congratulations on 5000 posts!) original post and then I loved how you rounded it out with your personal knowledge.  Just excellent.
    BTW, is it correct that Jimi only had 3 albums out at time ofhis death?
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    Re:HAPPY BIRTHDAY JIMI HENDRIX!! 2012/11/29 19:00:34 (permalink)
    not sure Carlton--but i do know he has sold WAY more albums after he died then when he was alive---i think he actually outsold his "While alive" albums within a yr of his death.
     
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    Re:HAPPY BIRTHDAY JIMI HENDRIX!! 2012/11/29 19:39:03 (permalink)
    I can't match Tiki's story, but the Electric Ladyland tour was my first rock concert(if you don't include the Trashmen)
    and it changed my whole way of thinking.
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    wanderingjew
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    Re:HAPPY BIRTHDAY JIMI HENDRIX!! 2012/11/29 19:54:11 (permalink)
    1bbqboy

    I can't match Tiki's story, but the Electric Ladyland tour was my first rock concert(if you don't include the Trashmen)
    and it changed my whole way of thinking.

     
    Yep, you're certainly "old" 
     
    Hendrix died just about the time I was entering Kindergarten.
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    Re:HAPPY BIRTHDAY JIMI HENDRIX!! 2012/11/29 20:02:09 (permalink)
    I helped immortalize Jimi by adding this contribution to another site ...
    Look for the links and comments in red:
    http://www.findadeath.com...ndrix/jimi_hendrix.htm
    (Yes, I used a kind of made up web name)
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    Re:HAPPY BIRTHDAY JIMI HENDRIX!! 2012/12/20 03:38:36 (permalink)
    I wore out my bootleg of "Jimi Live at the Forum July 25 1970".  Notable partially because it was recorded in LA on my birthday and partially because it had some new stuff as well as some great long jams. To this day, I am still amazed when I hear him. No telling how he would have changed the music world even more than he did than if he were alive today. 
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    Re:HAPPY BIRTHDAY JIMI HENDRIX!! 2012/12/20 11:48:43 (permalink)
    buffetbuster

    A truly amazing talent!  Some people just weren't meant to grow old.  Who would have ever figured Keith Richards would still be at it?

    No kidding (re: Keith Richards)!! 
    I loved Hendrix--still do.  Never saw him in concert. :(
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    Re:HAPPY BIRTHDAY JIMI HENDRIX!! 2012/12/20 20:17:52 (permalink)
    He defines "Before his time"
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